JULY CSCE HELSINKI DECISIONS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Ghebali, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies,
Set up in 1973, the Conference on Security and Cooperation
in Europe (CSCE) - or the Helsinki process- functioned until 1989
as an instrument to overcome the artificial division of Europe.
Slowly but persistently chipping away at the Communist Wall
of Jericho (a process that Perestroika accelerated
and brought to its natural conclusion), the CSCE contributed to
its final collapse.
A DURABLE PEACE IN
THE AFTERMATH OF THE COLD WAR
Minister of Defence of Norway
NATO is perhaps the most successful alliance in
human history. For more than forty years, it has kept the peace
in Europe. Of course we do not know what the world would have been
like in its absence, history never reveals its alternatives, but
there is every reason to believe that Soviet power would have transformed
Europe, or large parts of it, according to the prescriptions of
communist ideology and the Soviet command economy, properly modified
to serve the interests of the Soviet state.
NATO ROLE IN EUROPE AND THE US ROLE IN NATO
William H. Taft, IV.
Since I arrived in Brussels in 1989, several things
have come to an end before my tour, most notably the Soviet Union.
The Soviet world ended, it is true, not with a bang but a whimper;
nevertheless, it ended. Endings are often abrupt, even if they are
Beginnings, on the other hand, are often harder
to pin down and specify. We cannot say yet with any confidence what
is beginning in the former Soviet Union or when it began. The periods
of transition between clear ends and indistinct beginnings are both
challenging and important for the enterprise being begun. That is
clearly the case in European security today.
AND NATO AGENDA FOR POLITICAL DIALOGUE
Director General of the North American Affairs
Bureau of Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. This article
represents his personal views and does not necessarlily represent
the views of the Japanese Government.
The Action Plan of the Tokyo Declaration on the
US-Japan Global Partnership, which President George Bush and Prime
Minister Kiichi Miyazawa announced in January 1992, underlined the
importance of political dialogue between Japan and NATO. This contrasts
sharply with the low priority hitherto given to a security dialogue
between Japan and Europe
INTEGRATION AND NEW REGIONAL COOPERATION INITIATIVES
Çeviköz of NATO's Economics Directorate
There is a remarkable correlation between the growth
of democratization movements in Central and Eastern Europe (C+EE)
and the proliferation of new ideas for multilateral cooperation.
As the centrally planned economies proved unsuccessful and the former
communist countries announced their commitment to the market system,
cooperation initiatives between East and West European countries
BALLISTIC MISSILE STRIKES. GPALS COMES UP WITH AN ANSWER
Henry F. Cooper,
Director of the US Strategic Defense Initiative Organization,
The collapse of the former Soviet Union coupled
with the recent Gulf War with Iraq provides compelling evidence
that defence against ballistic missile attack is more imperative
The stark consequences of ballistic missile proliferation
in the Third Whorld were seen by millions of people around the world
and felt by innocent civilians in Tel Aviv and Riyadh. Fortunately,
we can only imagine what would have been the strategic consequences
had Saddam Hussein possessed the ability to threaten with ballistic
missile attack the undefended capitals of the world, including those
in the NATO Alliance.